US Nationals

mrt 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Squash in the world

Comeback queen Sobhy claims a fourth

Exactly one year after rupturing her Achilles, Amanda Sobhy defeated college individual champion Reeham Sedky to earn a fourth career U.S. Women’s Championship title at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Sedky entered her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Championship final having upset defending champion Olivia Blatchford in Friday’s semifinals, and having completed an undefeated college season with UPenn that culminated in her first college individual title last weekend.

Sobhy, a former four-time college individual champion with Harvard, made her seventh nationals final appearance in search of her fourth title. Competing in front of a packed gallery of National Singles players, the twenty-four-year-old from Sea Cliff, New York, dispatched Sedky 11-6, 11-8, 11-4.


“Reeham’s been playing so well and just finished up an undefeated college season, so well done to her.

“It’s been an unbelievable journey. When it happened I was in complete shock. Since then it’s been an uphill battle. When I saw the date of this event I really wanted to go on court and make a statement. I wanted to prove the saying that you come back from an injury stronger, and I want to say that I’m back and better than ever.”

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Hanson defends Men’s title

One year after winning his maiden S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship, Chris Hanson successfully defended his title against the same opponent, Andrew Douglas, on the same court Sunday afternoon at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.


The 2018 S.L. Green semifinals and final completely mirrored that of 2017, with Hanson and Douglas reaching the final with two more upsets against Chris Gordon and Todd Harrity, respectively.

In Sunday’s final, the scoreline reflected that of the 2017 final, with Hanson prevailing against the UPenn freshman in four games 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5.


“It’s surreal to come back and do this again,” Hanson said. “Last year was unbelievable, but this proves to myself that I can play at this level consistently now. Credit to Andrew for another tough final.”

The Dartmouth graduate has enjoyed a successful month so far, having reached a career-high PSA world ranking of No. 63 at the beginning of the month.

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Women’s Final:
[1] Amanda Sobhy 3-0 [3] Reeham Sedky 11-6, 11-8, 11-4

[1] Amanda Sobhy 3-2 [5] Sabrina Sobhy 6-11, 11-2, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8
[3] Reeham Sedky 3-1 [2] Olivia Blatchford 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5

[1] Amanda Sobhy 3-0 Heba Nossier 11-1, 11-5, 11-3
[5] Sabrina Sobhy 3-0 [4] Haley Mendez 11-7, 11-5, 11-4
[3] Reeham Sedky 3-0 [6] Olivia Fiechter 11-3, 11-7, 11-2
[2] Olivia Blatchford 3-0 [7] Marina Stefanoni 11-3, 11-4, 11-7

Men’s Final:
[3] Chris Hanson 3-1 [5] Andrew Douglas

11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5

[5] Andrew Douglas 3-1 [1] Todd Harrity 11-6, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9
[3] Chris Hanson 3-1 [2] Christopher Gordon 11-4, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6
[1] Todd Harrity 3-0 [8] Dylan Cunningham 11-2, 11-5, 11-4
[5] Andrew Douglas 3-1 [4] Faraz Khan 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8
[3] Chris Hanson 3-0 [6] Timothy Brownell 11-5, 11-5, 13-11
[2] Christopher Gordon 3-0 [7] Spencer Lovejoy 11-9, 11-8, 11-7

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